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Important victory at Acero

Sisters and Brothers: An outpouring of rank-and-file support for common sense safety provisions empowered CTU’s bargaining team at Acero charter school to win some critical safety demands that will protect both high school and elementary educators. CTU members...

Charter headlines for the week of March 8, 2021

After two-days of direct action, Passages Charter School members won a reopening agreement that meets their demands on all outstanding issues. CTU-ACTS leaders met recently to strategize a coordinated bargaining campaign. Members at Namaste ratified their back-to-work agreement and Latino Youth members marked their 29th week of refusing the boss’ back to in-person work order.

Charter school headlines for week of Nov. 16, 2020

The CTU New Organizing Committee met with charter school educators interested in unionizing. CTU members at Aspira are strategizing how to deal with colocation efforts. Acero Sped and ELL educators participated in a Know Your Rights training and are beginning to reach out to parents. Negotiations on our first contract with Epic are expected to begin after Thanksgiving

CTU president to join charter teachers as Passages announces strike date

CTU president to join charter teachers as Passages announces strike date

7:00 a.m., Thurs. Oct. 10: Sharkey, charter teachers to announce strike date Passages charter school, 1643 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago CEO for lone CPS-funded charter earns equal to CPS CEO who oversees 500+ schools, as management undermines special ed, English...
CTU president to join charter teachers as Passages announces strike date

CTU members at Passages charter to announce strike date – fourth CPS charter strike in a year

4:00 p.m., Monday., Sept. 23: Press conference Passages Charter School, 1643 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago While CEO rakes in quarter of a million dollar salary, management rejects sanctuary language for refugee and immigrant students, lowballs special ed and English...
Instead of funding classrooms, Namaste charter board to consider school closure

Instead of funding classrooms, Namaste charter board to consider school closure

CHICAGO, May 28, 2019—Chicago Teachers Union leadership has learned that the board of directors at Namaste charter school in McKinley Park will consider a plan to close the school at tonight’s 5:30 p.m. meeting, in an effort to block educators at the school from...
Real teacher appreciation is a fair contract and manageable class sizes for Chicago’s schools

Real teacher appreciation is a fair contract and manageable class sizes for Chicago’s schools

Chicago’s public school students need individual attention from their teachers, which is impossible with as many as 48 students in a kindergarten class. CHICAGO, May 8, 2019—Chicago Public Schools has the highest class sizes across grades 1-4 of any school district in...
Another charter victory: CTU members sign tentative agreement with charter operator Instituto

Another charter victory: CTU members sign tentative agreement with charter operator Instituto

TA ends three day strike and wins smaller classes, wrap-around supports, sanctuary protections for immigrant students, contract protections for special education students and English language learners. CHICAGO—CTU members at charter schools are reforming the industry...